File:Depot Park 01.jpg|thumb|Gainesville's Depot Park
'''Gainesville''' is the county seat
and largest city in Alachua County, Florida
, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area
(MSA). The population of Gainesville in the 2013 US Census estimates was 127,488,
a 2.4% growth from 2010.
Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida
. It is also a component of the Gainesville-Lake City Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2013 population of 337,925.
Gainesville is home to the University of Florida
, the nation's List of largest United States university campuses by enrollment|ninth-largest university campus by enrollment
, as well as to Santa Fe College
. The Gainesville MSA was ranked as the No. 1 place to live in North America in the 2007 edition of ''Cities Ranked and Rated''.
Also in 2007,...